Elements of Music: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The note shown is a:

Question 2 2. The following is an example of:

Question 3 3. Which would be an appropriate description of a typical trombone timbre?

Question 4 4. Based on the title, how would one expect Mozart's 36th Symphony in C Major to sound? Why?

Question 5 5. What is a 'reed?'

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Question 6 6. What is a 'motif'?

Question 7 7. Barbershop quartets use _____.

Question 8 8. To which family does the saxophone belong?

Question 9 9. The four instrument families that make up the orchestra use which types of vibration to make sound?

Question 10 10. Which notes are shown in the example?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of harmony?

Question 12 12.

This symbol can signify:

I. Low-pitched notes

II. High-pitched notes

III. Space notes A, C, E, G

IV. Line notes E, G, B, D, F

Question 13 13. In general, what are the primary associations with major and minor keys?

Question 14 14. Which is the loudest dynamic?

Question 15 15. The song Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash features two trumpet players playing the same rhythms but different pitches. What is this an example of, and why?

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Question 16 16. Which was the earliest family in the orchestra?

Question 17 17. In this excerpt, how many notes are flat?

Question 18 18. _____ harmonies bring dramatic tension and release to music.

Question 19 19. Identify the correct order of movements in a symphony.

Question 20 20. Which of the following reflect the SLOWEST tempo (in beats per minute)?

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Question 21 21. The main feature of a Concerto is:

Question 22 22. How many sharps are in the key signature for A major?

Question 23 23. Which notes are shown in the example?

Question 24 24. Syncopation is often heard in which style of music?

Question 25 25. In music, what is a scale?

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Question 26 26. Compared to the major scale, the natural minor scale _____.

Question 27 27. In a performance of a Baroque period organ piece, the player would be expected to play:

Question 28 28. Which notes are shown in the example?

Question 29 29. This excerpt indicates that the music is:

Question 30 30. This symbol means the music should be played:

Elements of Music: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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